King Salman orders establishment of ‘King Salman Complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith

:: Saudi King Salman issued a Royal Decree on Tuesday establishing the “King Salman Complex”, the compound of King Salman for the Prophet’s Hadith. According to the royal order, the complex will More »

Iraqi president Masum calls for urgent Baghdad-Kurdish dialogue

:: Iraqi President Fuad Masum gave a televised speech on Tuesday on the latest developments on the ground in Kirkuk where he said that any Peshmerga supervision of the province “did not More »

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

 

Tag Archives: Egypt

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

:: Saudi Arabia’s entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been

24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai, military says

:: At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement. The statement did not give details, but security and medical sources said about

Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from Egyptian president

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a telephone call from the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Saturday night. During the call, the president expressed gratitude and appreciation of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the

Maturity and morality, the missing ingredients of democracy in Egypt

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Democracy is not about institutional ruling mechanisms, fair elections and freedom of expression alone; building a consensus among all political forces involved in advancing the entire society is equally important. Political consensus (based on constructive

Hamas, Fatah agree to complete Gaza handover by December 1

:: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The

Coptic priest stabbed to death in Cairo suburb

:: A Coptic priest of a church in Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef was stabbed to death in a street in a Cairo suburb on Thursday, according to local sources. The priest, Samaan Shehta, was in Cairo to attend a

Pop star Sherine in Riyadh for charity concert, crazy ticket prices

:: The #Sherine_in_Riyadh hashtag went viral on Twitter following reported news that Egyptian singer Sherine will give a concert in the Saudi capital. The director of the Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association, Reem Al-Hujailan, explained to Makkah Newspaper that “the

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

:: Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said on Thursday. Egypt first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was

Egypt condemns eight to death over police station attack

:: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced eight people to death for allegedly killing three officers during the storming of a Cairo police station in 2013, a judicial official said. The court also handed life sentences to 50 other defendants,

Arab League secretary-general spokesman: UN report on Yemen requires more precision

:: “The annual report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on children in armed conflict, and the allegations it included against the Saudi-led coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, requires more precision, investigation and research,” Mahmoud Afifi, the official spokesman of the

Fatah, Hamas to discuss security in Gaza under unity deal

:: Negotiators from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas will discuss security in the Gaza Strip at unity talks in Cairo on Tuesday, including a proposal that would see Fatah security personnel deployed to Hamas-dominated territory. The plan for 3,000

Saudi Crown Prince congratulates Sisi on Egypt’s qualification to World Cup

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has congratulated Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. The 2018 World Cup is set to take place in Russia. The

Egyptian diplomat leads race to be UNESCO head

:: An Egyptian diplomat is among the favorites to be the next head of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency. Moushira Khattab, 73, a former minister of family and population and a leading activist for women’s and children’s rights, is one

Egyptian actress killed in car accident on Cairo highway

:: Young Egyptian actress Dalia Al-Tuni was killed in a car accident this week in northern Cairo. Security sources said Tuni was killed after her car collided with another car in Cairo-Ain Sukhna highway, and her body was transferred to

Bodies of 21 Egyptians killed by ISIS in Libya recovered

:: The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered, the attorney general’s office said on Friday. The bodies were found in the same orange jumpsuits the victims were wearing

Egypt’s non-oil business activity hits three-month low

:: Egypt’s non-oil private sector business activity shrank at its sharpest pace in three months in September amid contractions in new orders and outputs, but companies were optimistic that growth will pick up in the coming year, a survey showed

By punishing its business elite, Egypt shoots itself in the foot

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: The common Egyptian attitude of “live and let live” used to enable individuals to enjoy their lives peacefully, regardless of their wealth and social status. However, this outlook appears to be declining rapidly, driven by

Forest Whitaker and Arab stars crown closing ceremony of El Gouna Film Festival

:: Egypt’s El-Gouna Film Festival, GFF, wrapped up its first edition with smashing success amid huge presence of top Egyptian, Arab stars and international guests. The star-studded red carpet brought to red sea resort middle-eastern celebrities including actress Yussra, Bushra,

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